Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1969-02-27
This show has been commercially released as "Fillmore West 1969: Complete Recordings"
SBD 16-Track Master Reel > Rough Mix DAT > DATx3 > Digital Sound Card > WAV > SHN > WAV > Cool Edit > CDWAV > SHN; via Aoxoa, R. Keshavan, Seth Kaplan; see info file for notes on patches and edits; d2 tracked for 80 min; note material from this date also appeared on Live Dead- go buy it
Subject: Thursday night w/ Pentangle...
Subject: To jjf47
Subject: To previous reviewer
If you are interested in actually hearing the shows (and haven't got the official release):
i) find out how to 'torrent' stuff (if you don't know already), &
ii) locate the shows on E-tree and torrent them from there.
5 stars ...............
Subject: this is the same complaint i had yesterday and the times before
i know the guy who answered yesterday pointed out that the tape is available on disc and blah blah blah.
i thank him for that, but i also noticed that myself. it just doesn't answer the question why it's listed here if you can't access it here.
and not only is it listed once, but three times, and in each instant you can't access it.
that to me is crazy and makes absolutely no sense.
again, no rating for the same reason as yesterday. and yes the concert itself may be a five-pointer, as i'm sure it is, but the access from this site is zero.
Remember the opening notes of the first side of the vinyl Live/Dead? Phil's 'bum-bummmm......BUM BUMMMMMMMMM..." out of Mountains of the Moon? Hearing that placed in proper context still gives me the chills; as the saying goes, "this is where we came in".
Subject: Unfortunately, I know this poster exists.
Subject: 3rd best of the Four
but this show is so great for many other reasons:
nice versions of Doin' that Rag and Mountains of the moon (the end of which is heard as the beginning of Dark Star on that classic live/dead recording),
excellent versions of St. Stephen (the most well played Steve of the 4)the Eleven, and Lovelight.
Can't forget as well a TIFTOO suite that is only narrowly eclipsed by 3/2. I'd only put that one above it b/c of its insanely epic cryptical reprise which makes a case for best ever; this version, however, has a far better TOO section. all the Other Ones of this Fillmore run, though, are absolutely outstanding.
And all four shows shine very brightly in a year that is one of the band's very best...
Subject: bonus disk
Subject: Fantastic Show
Subject: another mtn flower plucked and set far beyond a turnstile
It has been pulled back away from the new, modern crowd who notice not the struggles of and for freedom of expression fought by gallant youths of yesterday. Far from the youth of today with crackerbox heros thrust at them by financially over-saturated media gods with dialysis machines beyond the curtains of perception, these dialysis machines are plugged into today's youth and suck out curiosity, individualism and love...to bleed back into them the syrup created to quell the sparks of personal expression. The syrup of desire; desire to be 'normal'. This syrup is the spirit of scoff, esp at weirdness but scoff is really what is distilled from judgement upon others when they see others stretch beyond conformity. The machine doesn't fit those whose plugs are not 115 volts like the rest of us so the syrup the media pumps into today's blank pages of youth must see that they all fit into the same outlets.
He gives up on the search. Allows modern struggles to overpower the memories of yesterday and hopes to remember the notion of music that can make one sob for joy, hopes to remember when he begins his winter season, the season of watching and waiting, wondering what inspiration may do for him in that season of withering...winter.
Subject: AWESOME 1st set
The 1st set, in particular, is just just incredible incredible.....I LOVE the stoned-off-their-asses banter:
Bobby introducing the drummers as "Thumpy & Drumstick";
Garcia's comments about the "truly weird" state of things on-stage;
The unique "hammer" launching pad of "Doin' That Rag"
and Weir's promise for the 2nd set, to "bring out the monkey.....or 500 of them"......
The "Cryptical > O1 > Cryptical" suite SMOKES!! "The Eleven" is BLAZING!!
For all serious Heads, this show is a MUST-HAVE!!!! Nice quality recording, to boot....!!
Subject: Wow. Just Wow.
Subject: DeadHead5877 Ripoff!
Subject: Fillmore West Box Set
Subject: Can't download or stream?
Subject: Can't download or stream?
Subject: Dark Star
In this version you have Jerry ripping off soaring leads then mixing them up with mind bending psychadelic blasts. All the while Phil is throwing down the thunder which must be rattling the insides of everyone present. Even the drum work and organ is stellar...though the organ interplay with Jerry is even better on 3/2/69
While this is my least favorite overall show of the 4, this Dark Star stands out among the four played, followed imho by the version on 3/2/69 and then 3/1/69, with the 2/28 version being more contemplative and restrained but still satisfying.
Subject: Great Show, but....
Subject: Feldspar Nipple Extrusion
One of the main parts of shows used for "Live Dead" (allegedly 1/26/69 is the other half).
I finally get to hear The 11 from the same point where Dark Star -> St. ends, everything I hoped it would be.
This is like the edgiest stuff they ever did. Material like this on a scale of 1 - 10 would actually be like 11.3, but if we have to fit it into serious Olympics style metrics, then let's give it a rousing 9.995. Yowza, but the Russian judge gave it a 10.000!
Subject: FYI on
"Beyond the Pale..." >
Cryptical Envelopment >
That's it for the Other One >
is the opening track to Disc2 of SO MANY ROADS.
Seeing as how that track can make me feel like I'm back in Dead Nirvana Spaceland, I'd say this is worth a download!
The five stars are indicative of that track. Once I grab this download I'll try to leave a review of the entire show.
UPDATE 12/18/04...What can I say? Of course the entire show is incredible. 1969 has so much to offer but do not skip this show!
Subject: Help & Review
Subject: Good Stuff Manyrd
Sorry to be repetitive..I hadn't notice someone already gave out the date for the other show....JUST GET THEM BOTH!!
Subject: Eleven and Lovelight
Subject: live dead
great show though
Subject: Fillmore East
Subject: Greatest Dark Star Ever In The History Of The Universe
It is mind blowing. Sit down in a comfy armchair, have a smoke, a glass of wine, turn the lights down, close your eyes, whatever you do to relax, and let the music carry you along to where ever it wants to take you.
And the rest of this show is awesome too. St Stephen is also the best ever i've heard. All the others are also great if not outstanding. And the Mountains of The Moon preceding Dark Star is a great idea as usually, it really gets you in the right mood for the voyage that Dark Star is.
5/5 stars for one of the greatest Dead shows of all eras. And as for the psychedelic era to which this show belongs it is #1 in my humble opinion.
The Dark Star is one of those things which is so close to perfection it even has the power to make you sad... because while you love and enjoy it so much you realise that it must surely end, and then there is nothing else on the same level like it to continue where it left off. I don't know about you but I've also had that feeling which my favourite books and films.